Artissima 18

La Fiera Internazionale D'arte Comtemporanea Torna Anche Quest'anno a Torino All'oval Lingotto Fiere Dal 4 Al 6 Novembre 2011

During the four days of the event (one dedicated to trade and the three  others opened to the public), Artissima 18 counted about 45,000 visitors, confirming the increasing  attendance.  The bad weather did not deter italian and international audiences of professionals, enthusiasts and collectors  that rewarded the quality of the fair: once more, Artissima prooves to be one of the most interesting showcases on the international art scene, a crossroads for all the art world of our time. At the spectacular location of the Oval, the two souls that have always distinguished Artissima, complementary dialogued: the exhibition hall, as a point of reference for the contemporary art market, and the "Simple Rational Approximations " program co-curated by Lara Favaretto and Francis Manacorda.  The novelty of this year's program also had excellent results: Artissima Lido, calendar of events and exhibitions in the Roman Quarter, selected by Christian Frosi, Renato Leotta and Diego Perrone during the late opening hours of the fair. The 161 galleries (58 Italian and 103 foreign) that animated Artissima 18, were divided into four different sections (Main Section, New Entries, Present and Future Back to the Future) and proposed a total of about 800 artists works, over a time period that ranged from the early sixties (Back to the Future) to now."Back to the Future" characterized the 2011 edition, offering to the visitors a thematic exhibition conceived as a real museum's exhibit in line with the curator's ideas.A serie of individual exhibits, dedicated to Italian and foreign artists, were presented. They deserve special attention as their Technic are closed to the most contemporary artistic developments, even if dated in the 60s and 70s."Main section" has welcomed the most representative galleries of the world art scene, chosen by the Selection Committee."New Entries" was the section dedicated to the most interesting young galleries, with less than five years of activity and present for the first time in Artissima.This year 25 galleries from 11 countries were admitted. During the show, the prize Guido Carbone was awarded to the gallery section "New Entries", considered most worthy for the research and promotion of young artists.The international jury, composed by Florence Derieux, Peter Eleey, Stefan Kalmar and Laura Avenue, decided to award Laveronica Modica (Ragusa). The prize, consisting of 5,000 euros and has been awarded "for the presentation space and the type of works exhibited, and particularly for the gallery's programming integrity, its support in the production of most of the work and its ability to contextualize its program beyond the narrow limits of the market. "Present Future is dedicated to 16 artists invited by a team of international curators and presented by their respective galleries. The section is organized in collaboration with illycaffè. The related illy Present Future Award was awarded to Dina Danish, with the work untitled "Halim: The Dark Nightingale whistling" of 2011, represented by Jeanine Hofland Gallery.The artist was awarded the sum of $ 10,000 and the opportunity to propose a project for the construction of a new illy Art Collection. The jury was composed by Anne Ellegood, Tessa Giblin, Beatrix Ruf.Exerpt:During the four days of the event (one dedicated to trade and the three  others opened to the public), Artissima 18 counted about 45,000 visitors, confirming the increasing  attendance.  The bad weather did not deter italian and international audiences of professionals, enthusiasts and collectors  that rewarded the quality of the fair: once more, Artissima prooves to be one of the most interesting showcases on the international art scene, a crossroads for all the art..

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